This week is the Fever-Tree Championships, the pre-Wimbledon grass court tournament held at The Queen’s Club in West Kensington. This men’s tennis event is an annual tournament which attracts some of the game’s most celebrated players.
If you find yourself in West Kensington, we suggest you try to attend this seasonal sporting event. It’s a special occasion, with a lovely atmosphere, and offers the best way to enjoy the British summer weather.
Find out more about the Fever-Tree Championships.
Hammersmith’s summer festival is also underway, celebrating 10 years of bringing fun and free events to local residents and visitors alike.
The HammersmithLondon Free Summer Festival, one of London’s biggest summer festivals, is designed to invigorate the town centre through cultural events and activities – all of which are free to enjoy.
Running throughout June and July in Lyric Square, festival visitors can expect a mixed programme of sport, entertainment, screenings, theatre, opera, poetry, and dance.
They will be plenty to keep sports fans happy. The Championships, Wimbledon will take place during the middle of Hammersmith’s summer festival, and visitors to the festival will be able to catch all the tennis action from a big screen in Lyric Square. The Tour de France will also be happening, and big screen coverage will be available throughout July.
For those who enjoy classical music and opera, performances of La Bohème and Don Giovanni will be streamed live from the Royal Opera House. This presents a wonderful opportunity to experience opera without the need to pay Royal Opera House ticket prices.
Other events include Lyric Fest, a 3-day arts extravaganza which will celebrate the arts in all its forms with contributions from the local community.
Guided tours and walks will also take place. But for those who want to soak up the atmosphere, picnics can be enjoyed in the square (tables and chairs will be provided) and ping-pong tables will be supplied – always a festival favourite.
Find out more about the festival here: